Alisa. 37. New Hampshire. Married for almost three years to this wonderful, funny, smart guy. Previously married. Went through in-vitro fertilization to have my five year old magical son Keegan. Stepmother to the charming Isabelle (6). Gushingly in love with our baby boy Harper(1). Policy Wonk and dreaded bureaucrat. Lover of fine cuisine, honeybees, truly romantic moments and the underdog.
Curried Beef Short Ribs

Note: I found this was more realistically four servings.

Finishing this dish with lime zest and juice brightens its rich flavors.

Yield 6 servings (serving size: about 3 ounces ribs, 2/3 cup rice, and about 2 1/2 tablespoons sauce)

2 teaspoons canola oil
2 pounds ...continue reading

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Big Book Giveaway
These books are free to whoever wants them.  Lots of fun ones thanks to Holly.  I am going to the store to get padded mailers today.  I will buy enough to ship all of these books to wherever you want them to go.  I need the space!

Death Trap (An Alaska Mystery), Sue Henry
A Long Way Down, Nick Hornby (Author of About A Boy & High Fidelity)
In A Sunburned Country, Bill Bryson
The Dirty Girls Social Club, Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez
Playing With Boys, Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez
The No.1 Ladies Detective Agency, Alexander McCall Smith.  I am looking for any of the others in this series.
My Sister's Keeper, Jodi Picoult. Great but heart wrenching.
Dress Your Family In Corduroy And Denim, David Sedaris. Hilarious.
The Other Woman, Jane Green.  Great if you have one of THOSE mother-in-laws.
Middlesex, Jeffrey Eugunides (Author of the Virgin Suicides) One of the best books I have read in a long time.
Tara Road, Maeve Binchy
Cocktails For Three, Madeleine Wickham
Anybody Out There?, Marian Keyes
Trading Up, Candace Bushnell
Dogs Of Babel, Carolyn Parkhurst (Sorry Chatty I think I was supposed to send this to you and forgot and now think you already have it.)
Gossip Girls - Only In Your Dreams, Cecily von Ziegesar
Gossip Girls - Nobody Does It Better, Cecily von Ziegesar
Gossip Girls - Would I Lie To You, Cecily von Ziegesar
Gossip Girls - Nothing Can Keep Us Together, Cecily von Ziegesar

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